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Internship available in FEA of elastomers

Internship Announcement  

Title : FEA of Elastomers

Category: Internship in Industry

Employer: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA

Starting Date: 01/01/2009

Schlumberger is the leading supplier of technology, project management, and information solutions, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through our well site operations and in our research and engineering facilities, we are working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner. Reflecting our belief that diversity spurs creativity, collaboration, and understanding of customer's needs, we employ over 70,000 people of more than 140 nationalities working in 80 countries. With 25 research and engineering facilities worldwide, we place strong emphasis on developing innovative technology that adds value for our customers. In 2007, we invested $720 million in R&D. For more information about Schlumberger, please refer to our web site . Schlumberger is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

We are looking for extremely high-energy, self-motivated Ph.D. candidates with exceptional problem-solving, communication, leadership and interpersonal skills who are seeking challenges to solve real technical problems. If you have any of the academic qualifications listed below, submit an application to join our team of international experts in the Simulation & Modeling Group located in Sugar Land, TX. Please send your cover letter and resume via email to Dr. Muralidhar Seshadri,


Job Description 

The objective of the internship is to analyze and optimize the design of a downhole tool used for oil and gas drilling operations.  The objective of the first phase is to develop a coupled thermomechanical model for elastomers in ABAQUS or COMSOL to capture the temperature increase in the elastomer components of the tool due to the viscoelastic and frictional heat dissipated. In the second phase of the project, the thermomechanical model will participate in a coupled Fluid-Solid Interaction (FSI) model, providing appropriate boundary conditions to the flow. In parallel, the candidate is expected to optimize the design of the elastomeric components to maximize life and performance.


1.      Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Engineering Mechanics


2.      In-depth understanding of continuum mechanics, elastomer behavior, finite element method, engineering design concepts, and materials engineering. Sound knowledge of hyperelasticity, viscoelasticity and temperature effects on these.


3.      Experience in modeling and simulation of elastomers subjected to large mechanical and thermal deformations.


4.      Solid knowledge of ABAQUS is essential. Experience in COMSOL and/or Ansys Classic/Workbench is a plus.


5.      Experience in developing user subroutines for ABAQUS


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